Comedy of the Week

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  • comedy: The Guns of Adam Riches: 11 Feb 13 MP3

    "In this first episode of The Guns of Adam Riches, we meet Mastermind, a psychopathic millionaire intent on slaughtering the audience. However, a challenger rises from the front row to take him on. Can Mark, aka MC RiskyTime, save the day? Also featuring sketches, noises and Pierce Brosnan as a centaur."To catch the next three episodes, please tune into Radio 4 at 11pm on Thursdays. Or click us on iPlayer.Written by ...

    10.02.2013

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    10.02.2013

  • comedy: I've Never Seen Star Wars: 04 Feb 13 MP3

    Dame Jenni Murray cooks her first ever healthy meal, using tofu and lentils, watches her first violent film, and samples the delights of controversial comedian Frankie Boyle. She gives her verdicts to Marcus Brigstocke.

    03.02.2013

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    03.02.2013

  • comedy: In And Out Of The Kitchen: 28 Jan 13 MP3

    Miles Jupp returns as cookery writer Damien Trench, who lives in Queen's Park with his partner Anthony. A new year, and Damien is asked to write a restaurant review for Pink Floyd.

    27.01.2013

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    27.01.2013

  • comedy: Life: An Idiot's Guide 17 Jan 13 MP3

    Stephen K Amos, studio audience and guests explore the theme of "Role Models". Who are our role models? What does it mean to be a role model? And why did Stephen's parents make him impersonate Trevor McDonald around the house?Guests Sarah Kendall, Gráinne Maguire and James Acaster all offer their own perspectives. Hear this series on Thursday nights at 18.30 on BBC Radio 4.Produced by Colin Anderson

    20.01.2013

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    20.01.2013

  • comedy: I've Never Seen Star Wars: 14 Jan 13 MP3

    Comedian Dave Gorman tries riding a horse, going to a strip club, reading his first Dickens novel, and having a water cooler moment.

    13.01.2013

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    13.01.2013

  • comedy: Clare in the Community: 07 Jan 13 MP3

    Episode One - Hot DeskSocial Worker Clare Barker and her colleagues have to move offices and embrace hot desking. All this while Clare has a new student to wet nurse. Brian is struggling to keep control in the classroom.Sally Phillips is Clare Barker the social worker who has all the right jargon but never a practical solution.

    06.01.2013

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    06.01.2013

  • comedy: The Penny Dreadfuls Present: Hereward The Wake: 31 Dec 12 MP3

    By David Reed and Humphrey Ker From the team who brought Radio 4 the story of Guy Fawkes and the French Revolution, The Penny Dreadfuls now turn their comic eye towards Hereward The Wake. Why has this Englishman responsible for leading the fight against the occupation of William The Conqueror, been so readily forgotten? The story didn't end when they ran out of embroidery cotton on the Bayeux Tapestry. Our mission is...

    30.12.2012

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    30.12.2012

  • comedy: Mark Steel's In Town : 24 Dec 12 MP3

    Comedian Mark Steel returns, looking under the surface of the UK's more distinctive towns to see what makes them unique. This week - Ottery St Mary.

    23.12.2012

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    23.12.2012

  • comedy: Bleak Expectations ep 1: 17 Dec 12 MP3

    The Victorian comedy adventure sees a novel writing showdown between Pip and Charles Dickens to find out who is the greatest writer in Britain.

    16.12.2012

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    16.12.2012

  • comedy: Warhorses of Letters 10 Dec 12 MP3

    Stephen Fry and Daniel Rigby star as Napoleon's horse and Wellington's horse in history's greatest gay horse love story. Told through the actual letters written by the two horses.

    09.12.2012

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    09.12.2012

  • comedy: Mark Steel's In Town : 03 Dec 12 MP3

    Comedian Mark Steel returns with a new series, looking under the surface of some of the UK's more distinctive towns to shed some light on the people, history, rivalries, slang, traditions, and eccentricities that makes them unique. This week, Mark visits Whitehaven, to discuss surrealist pirates, the dubious origins of rum butter, and the unreassuring link between rugby and nuclear power.

    02.12.2012

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    02.12.2012

  • comedy: Andrew Lawrence: How Did We End Up Like This? 26 Nov 12 MP3

    Fosters nominated and talented comedian, Andrew Lawrence, continues his new series in which he brings us a comic explanation of our development via stand up, sketch and song. Topics across the series range from Diet to Communication and Health to Architecture. Sara Pascoe and Marek Larwood assist.

    25.11.2012

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    25.11.2012

  • comedy: The Golden Age: 19 Nov 12 MP3

    New sitcom from Father Ted writer, Arthur Mathews, set in the BBC during the 1930s. Starring Robert Bathurst, Vicky McClure, Ford Kiernan, Peter Egan and Kevin Bishop.

    18.11.2012

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    18.11.2012

  • comedy: The Headset Set: 12 Nov 12 MP3

    Sketches set in a call centre called Smile 5, a mail order catalogue company that sells anything and everything. On the Smile 5 call centre floor, Bernie is excessively angry over her missing lunch.

    11.11.2012

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    11.11.2012

  • comedy: News Quiz USA: 05 Nov 12 MP3

    The News Quiz gets a US makeover with an all-American panel. With the US election in balance this year, turmoil in the Middle East, financial insecurity all around - not to mention Pippa Middleton threatening to move to New York - a team of US comedians dissect the headlines as the News Quiz format crosses the Atlantic.The host is Andy Borowitz - New York Times columnist, brain behind the Borowitz Report and Time mag...

    04.11.2012

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    04.11.2012

  • comedy: Andrew Lawrence: How Did We End Up Like This? 29 Oct 12 MP3

    A comic explanation of our development via stand up and song and sketch. Sara Pascoe and Marek Larwood assist. This week: Diet.

    29.10.2012

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    29.10.2012

  • comedy: Rudy's Rare Records: 22 Oct 12 MP3

    EPISODE TWO: BEST LOCAL BUSINESSFather and son comedy set in the finest old-school record shop in Birmingham. Starring Lenny Henry, Larrington Walker and some terrific tunes. Business is not booming and Adam enters a competition for the Best Local Business hoping the publicity and the winning prize money will give the record shop a much needed boost.

    21.10.2012

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    21.10.2012

  • comedy: News Quiz USA 15 Oct 12 MP3

    The News Quiz gets a US makeover with an all-American panel. With the US election in balance this year, turmoil in the Middle East, financial insecurity all around - not to mention Pippa Middleton threatening to move to New York - a team of US comedians dissect the headlines as the News Quiz format crosses the Atlantic.The host is Andy Borowitz - New York Times columnist, brain behind the Borowitz Report and Time mag...

    14.10.2012

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    14.10.2012

  • comedy: The Museum Of Curiosity: 08 Oct 12 MP3

    The Museum of Curiosity is hosted as ever by the Professor of Ignorance at the University of Buckingham, Professor John Lloyd C.B.E. (of Not The Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, Blackadder and QI fame). For this fifth series, he is joined by the comedian Jimmy Carr. Each week, the Museum invites three guests, a mixture of entertaining experts and expert entertainers, to donate one item each to the Museum and explai...

    07.10.2012

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    07.10.2012

  • Comedy: Newsjack, 27th Sept. Series 7, episode 2 MP3

    In a week where the news was dominated by plebs, it feels only right that Justin Edwards, Nadia Kamil, Cariad Lloyd and Lewis MacLeod should be in this edition of BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical sketch show that anyone can write for. Ghastly people. Anyway, among the stories being mocked this week are Apple Maps's creative geography, Grant Shapps' altar ego, and John Terry's big misunderstanding. All we c...

    30.09.2012

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    30.09.2012

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